GLAAD Announces Open Call for Art Submissions for OUTAuction!
Deadline: October, 21, 2010
On behalf of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), we would like to invite you to submit artwork for our signature art event— OUTAuction presented by Bud Light, Lexus, Rokk Vodka (on Sunday, November 21, 2010). For the ninth year, we will be bringing together some of the top talent in the art world to celebrate both established and emerging artists. Part glamorous cocktail party, part art auction, OUTAuction recognizes GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists. Celebrities who have participated in the past include: Tom Ford, Alan Cumming, John Cameron Mitchell, Susie Essman, Patricia Fields, Eva LaRue, Jensen Atwood and Junior Vasquez among others.
The curatorial committee seeks to identify and promote a wide variety of individual expressions and subject matter, and is not limited to LGBT content. The main criteria of GLAAD’s curatorial selection process are creativity, originality and quality. Please view the attached submission form for full details. Submissions are at the discretion of the artist.
There are 100 exclusive slots available in this year’s auction. If your submission is accepted you will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
All emerging artists that are selected to participate in this year’s show will be eligible to be nominated for the Best Emerging Artist Awards in three categories: Mixed Media, Painting/ Drawing and Photography.
We’re excited to share with you that Jill Zarin (from the Real Housewives of New York) will be a host of this year. Through her participation as well as the backing of our confirmed Presenting Partner Bud Light, Lexus, Rokk Vodka; our Corporate Partner Barefoot Wine; our Honorary Host Committee; our Art Advisory Committee we will be putting together an auction of exceptional artwork and entertainment that will draw a stellar audience. Not only has the event grown in corporate and guest attendance, it continues to gain awareness from the art world.
Due to the tremendous success of this event, we ask all artists to submit an application to be included in the event by October 21 for consideration. You can also apply online at: http://www.glaad.org/events/outauction/onlinesubmission
We hope you will support our event by:
• Submitting a piece of art
• Encouraging other artists to participate by sharing/posting information about our call for art
To view more event information, submit artwork online or purchase tickets, please go to: http://www.glaad.org/outauction2010
Please feel free to contact GLAAD's Special Events Manager, Johnny Gonzales, if you have any questions.
Thank you for considering to support OUTAuction, we look forward to receiving your submission!